Foothill High School Marching Band

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“The Foothill High School Marching Band would like to thank Légère for its support of the band through the provision of Légère reeds.” – Lisa Burkhead, FHS Principal

In its short history, the Foothill High School Bands have distinguished themselves apart on the national stage.  Foothill High School first opened its doors in 1999.  The current Director of Bands, Mr. Travis Pardee, joined the program in 2002 with approximately 80 band members.  Since that time, the band and color guard programs have grown to almost 350 members.

In his time at Foothill, Mr. Pardee has led the Marching Band to nine Bands of America Finals, won many local marching competitions, and taken the entire marching band to several national and international events, including:

  • The St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland (2009)
  • The National Memorial Parade in Washington DC (2012)
  • The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City, NY (2014)

The Band is also consistently called upon to perform with celebrities on the famous Las Vegas “Strip,” and recently performed at Carnegie Hall.  The band has performed with celebrities such as:

  • Trace Adkins on the nationally televised American County Awards on Fox
  • Rascal Flatts (opening at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino)
  • Marie Osmond (at Carnegie Hall)

“The Foothill High School Marching Band of Henderson, Nevada is an avid user of Légère reeds. We began using them in 2014 for all of our marching band performances as well as our concert band events. We would love to use them again this season and in the 2017 Tournament of Roses Parade in Pasadena, California.
Some years, as many as 70 million viewers have tuned in to watch the Rose Parade.”
     – Travis Pardee, Director of Athletic Bands


Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and Carnegie Hall performances Rehearsals 
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (2014)
Entertainment Tonight - Foothill Wind Symphony's performance with Marie Osmond in Carnegie Hall
Foothill High School's Tournament of Roses application and acceptance highlights 
All performed using Légère reeds.